The real demographic story was not the primacy of the Latino vote or the Asian vote or even the women's or gay vote. The key is that all these groups didn't necessarily vote for their particular ethnic or racial self-interest; they voted for the party that best responded to minority interests in general.
This country has always been built on racial and religious exclusion and narrow moralism but also, at the same time, on principles of freedom and equality with universal potential, that do not depend in the least on who pronounces them. Everyone knows that what won on Tuesday was not just a candidate or a party, but a version of America's future. But there's a lot we don't know about that future, even though we are living in it, even though we are it. The country chose the version of America that expands its principles and, by doing so, redefines them. We have only begun to consider what the redefinition looks like for the next generation of government, public life, and solidarity. These are hard problems. But three days after we helped keep the country on this course, they feel like good problems to have.